Photo Courtesy of Briggs Nursery

Nandina domestica Gulf Stream (Heavenly Bamboo)

Evergreen in warmer climates, but semi-evergreen or deciduous in colder climates, this charming shrub bears interesting foliage of pinnate leaves that are divided into lance-shaped leaflets that emerges bronze-orange in spring, mature to soft green, and takes on a red-orange tinge later in summer, before turning fiery red and gold in fall. The foliage will remain red in warmer climates over winter, but will fall in colder temperatures. In spring, an abundance of tiny white flowers with golden anthers, which attract pollinators, bloom in conical panicles on the branches tips. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms in spring
2.5 ft tall x 2.5 ft wide
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts pollinators
Drought tolerant


Zone Zone 6
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate Moisture